Monday, November 16, 2015

CONDUCTOR FINALISTS: orchestra (college/university)

"From small colleges to major music schools, it is clear that student orchestras in the U.S. are in good hands under these practitioners of the conductor's art. Each is worthy of additional listening and evaluation. A fine competition."

The American Prize is pleased to announce 2015 FINALIST conductors of college and university orchestras. Congratulations! To know the exact date when winners will be announced, please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter #AmericanPrize, where that information will be published first.

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FINALISTS: The American Prize in Conducting—college/university orchestra division

Reuben Blundell   
    The Hunter Symphony    New York, NY
Kalena Bovell   
    Hartt Orchestra    West Hartford, CT
Henry E. Duitman   
    Grand Valley State University Symphony Orchestra
    Allendale, MI
Kevin M. Geraldi   
    UNCG Symphony Orchestra     Greensboro, NC
Chris Younghoon Kim   
    Cornell Chamber Orchestra    Ithaca, NY
Jeffrey Donald Klefstad   
    All University Orchestra of Carnegie Mellon
    University    Pittsburgh, PA
Ingrid Lestrud   
    Hope College Orchestra    Holland, MI
Boon Hua Lien   
    Eastman Philharmonia    Rochester, NY
Jaemi Loeb   
    Centre College Orchestra    Danville, KY
Joel Neves   
    Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra    Houghton, MI
Francisc "Frank" Restesan   
    Northern Kentucky U. Philharmonic Orch.
    Highland Heights, KY


We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.

Here is a sample announcement:

"Great News! I've just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division next month. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: or follow the news on Facebook: or Twitter: "

Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.

Congratulations to all finalists.

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